Israel's Big Water Conference WATEC To Make A Splash This November

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The “WATEC 2009” Exhibition, along with an international conference featuring a problem-solving forum for water, energy, and environmental technology issues, will be held in Israel on November 17-19, 2009. Time to book your hotels, and airplane if you are planning on coming from abroad. According to Oded Distel, director of the National Water Technology Program […]

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Cracks In The Earth A Danger For Global Warming

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Israeli Researcher Finds Earth Cracks May Contribute to Global Warming “Fractures breathe, and this process has direct relevance to the question of global warming,” says Dr. Noam Weisbrod –– With the ever increasing shortage in the world’s water resources and dire warning of Israel’s own ongoing drought, research to reduce contamination of existing water resources while […]

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Antibiotics From An Underwater Drugstore

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No matter how sophisticated modern medicine becomes, common ailments like fungal infections can outrun the best of the world’s antibiotics. In people with compromised immune systems (like premature babies, AIDS victims or those undergoing chemotherapy for cancer) the risk is very high: contracting a fungal infection can be deadly. Now Tel Aviv University zoologists are diving deep […]

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The Jewish Funders Network Earmark $1.5 Million Green Ones For Israel's Environment – Apply Now!

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Just when we thought the whole world was in an economic slump: The Jewish Funders Network just announced a $750,000 pool of funds earmarked to match first-time major gifts by JFN members to Israeli non-profit environmental organizations, according to eJewish Philanthropy. The Jewish Funders Network and the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund Matching Grant Initiative for […]

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ZenithSolar To Dedicate First Solar Energy Farm in Israel

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Green Prophet received a press announcement that ZenithSolar, an Israeli start-up company that will license revolutionary solar energy technologies, will be launching its first “solar farm” in April 2009 based on Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) systems. The technology was developed by ZenithSolar based on the technology of Prof. David Faiman working with Dr. Andreas Bett, head […]

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Oil and Gas Producer In United Arab Emirates Launches Marine Life Book

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A new book titled, ‘Pearl in the Gulf’ was recently published by the oil and gas production company The Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO). It features comprehensive data and information on the United Arab Emirates traditional marine lifestyle prior to the discovery of oil, thus shedding extensive light on the inseparability of the UAE […]

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Praying for Rain in Jerusalem

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Green Prophet’s Ilana Teitelbaum recently wrote an article about Israel’s water crisis at the Huffington Post. Rainstorms have been raging throughout Israel in the past week, after a warm and bone-dry winter. Winter, which is the only rainy season in the Middle East. There is no such thing as spring or summer rain, and in […]

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Kuwait Perspective of How To Take Stock of Climate Change

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(Kuwait Towers) Identifying opportunities for contributing to climate change policy and institutional innovations were a key priority at the Global Development Network’s 10th Annual Conference in Kuwait, which Green Prophet had posted on earlier. The rest of this report, was penned by conference organizers at the GDN Network: This 10th annual conference on ‘Natural Resources […]

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Canarius' Tiny "Lab-on-a-Chip" and Glow Bacteria Can Detect Pollutants in Water

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For centuries, animals have been our first line of defense against toxins. A canary in a coalmine served as a living monitor for poisonous gases. Scientists used fish to test for contaminants in our water. Even with modern advances, though, it can take days to detect a fatal chemical or organism. Until now. Working in […]

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Leviathan Energy's Wind Lotus in Action At Eilat Energy Conference in Israel

As anyone can see from this video taken at the Eilat Energy conference in Israel last week, Leviathan Energy‘s Wind Lotus kicked in at extremely low winds of 1.6 meter/sec and at the high winds rotates competely quietly. In Hebrew the word leviathan roughly translates to a “whale” – and describes the great sea creature […]

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New Energy For America Might Be In Israel: Top US Energy Leaders In Israel Now

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The Obama administration has committed to supporting renewable energy sources and to mitigate domestic and international climate initiatives. At the dawn of Obama’s new presidency, influential energy leaders from America visit Israel to expand their worldviews to learn about the country’s unique technological opportunities. Among the American guests in Israel now are top energy officials […]

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Israel's Elections: Platforms on Sustainable Development

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In preparation for Israeli election day, we present a series of posts with a summary of the environmental positions of the parties running for the Knesset on the following topics: Open Areas and Beaches, Green Energy, Radiation and Global Warming, Sustainable Development, Recycling, Water, and  Air & Industrial Pollution and Enforcement. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

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Israel's Elections: Platforms on Radiation & Global Warming

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In preparation for Israeli election day, we present a series of posts with a summary of the environmental positions of the parties running for the Knesset on the following topics: Open Areas and Beaches, Green Energy, Radiation and Global Warming, Sustainable Development, Recycling, Water, and  Air & Industrial Pollution and Enforcement. RADIATION AND GLOBAL WARMING  

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Israel Elections – Open Areas & Beaches

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In preparation for Israeli election day, we present a series of posts with a summary of the environmental positions of the parties running for the Knesset on the following topics: Open Areas and Beaches, Green Energy, Radiation and Global Warming, Sustainable Development, Recycling, Water, and  Air & Industrial Pollution and Enforcement. OPEN AREAS AND BEACHES

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Geotectura to Build Israel's Greenest Building at Tel Aviv University

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Within a few years Israel’s greenest building will be located at Tel Aviv University (TAU). That’s the goal of Joseph Cory of Geotectura. He and two other architecture companies have won first prize in an architectural competition to design a 4,000 square meter green building for TAU’s Porter School of Environmental Studies (PSES). Cory’s partners […]

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Qatar To Set Some Environmental Goals

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Qatar’s environmental goals and ambitions will be discussed at a national seminar organised by the General Secretariat for Development Planning (GSDP) on January 27 at the Four Seasons Hotel, according to the Gulf Times. The seminar’s aims are twofold. The first is to identify and discuss issues and challenges related to achieving the environmental goals […]

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Eilat to Host Major International Energy Conference

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Despite the ongoing conflict in Israel, a three-day international conference on renewable energy planned for February is going ‘full steam ahead,’ according to organizers. Far from the range of Hamas rocket strikes, the three-day Eilat-Eilot International Renewable Energy Conference will take place in the southernmost city in Israel, from February 17-19, at Eilat’s Herod’s Palace. […]

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Tel Aviv “City Rats” Give New Ideas to Urban Planners

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“Rat tracks” made by rats in two city plans: Manhattan-style (left) and New Orleans or Jerusalem-style (right). In both plans rats cover the same distance, but rats in the “Manhattan” grid cover more territory. Rats Say: Manhattan Rules! Before “green” urban planners build that new sub-division, neighborhood, city street, or town, they might want some […]

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Upcoming Event: "Greening of Jerusalem" Forum on Emergence of Cleantech Industry

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On Thursday, January 15, several organizations are joining together for a forum titled “Greening of Jerusalem.” The event is bringing together local cleantech companies, investors, Jerusalem government officials and the Jerusalem public in a joint effort to make the vision of a cleaner, more sustainable world possible and to make Jerusalem and Israel the center […]

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